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MOREnet Security News Review -- May 12 - 16, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE

WEBROOT Computer Security Threats
 

TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Top 4 strategies to mitigate cyber intrusions
Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort
Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don’t deliver
Anti-phishing in Google Chrome a shaky work in progress
Securing and Auditing Windows Active Directory (Part 1)
Proactively Hardening Systems Against Intrusion: Configuration Hardening
How to Catch a Hacker in the Act
Top 6 SEIM Use Cases
Infographic: The Story of a Phish
Patch Tuesday wrap-up, May 2014 – Adobe and Microsoft both patch multiple remotable holes
Effectively securing Windows 8.x, ten things you need to know
 

VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014
Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
US-CERT Vulnerability Summary for the Week of May 5, 2014
Debian Security Advisory-2926-1 linux – security update
Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug
 

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?

An Analysis of DrDoS SNMP/NTP/CHARGEN Reflection Attacks
Watch a Layer 7 DDOS Attack
A word on phone scammers
 

SECURITY TOOLBOX

Tails 1.0: A bootable Linux distro that protects your privacy
Acrylic WiFi Free – Real-time WLAN information and network analysis
Free Malware Research Tool On Tap
 

FEATURED SERVICE

Managed Wireless  – MOREnet offers members three options for managing their local wireless networks: discounted pricing on Aerohive solutions, a managed wireless service and access point installation. Members can choose one, two or all three options. Check out the following link for additional information. http://www.more.net/services/managed-wireless
 

UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

  1. Security Roadshow! – MOREnet Security is excited to hit the road again this summer to bring the 2014 Security Roadshow to a location near you.  Since we’re making the rounds in June this year, we decided to take a slightly different approach and are going to focus on different aspects of the current threat landscape – from a MOREnet member’s perspective – and what you can do to better protect/secure your organization.  We also hope you’ll take the opportunity during each session to share best practices and brainstorm solutions with MOREnet members in your part of the state.

Roadshow Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, June 3 - Houston R-1 School District
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Wentzville R-IV School District
  • Tuesday, June 10 - Moberly Area Community College
  • Wednesday, June 11 - Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
  • Thursday, June 12 - Online Webinar
  • Click this link to register

 
Do you know of any upcoming security-related training events?  Please send them to security@more.net for inclusion in this newsletter.
 

SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Social Engineering – How much do you know about Social Engineering? Check out the following links to find out how it’s used by the “bad guys” and things you can do to avoid becoming a victim.
 
http://www.social-engineer.org/
http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/socialengineering-whatis.aspx
http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/resources/tips/online-shopping-banking/secure-what-is-social-engineering
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/social_engineering.html